Gender equality in Japan

Statistics report on gender equality in Japan

Gender equality in Japan

This report provides the most relevant statistics on gender equality in Japan. It provides an overview of the situation of men and women in Japanese society, the education system and the labor market. In addition, it covers gender differences in payment, politics, and within the family. Lastly, the report includes insights into the public opinion on traditional gender roles.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic Gender gap index in Japan 2016-2023
  • Basic Statistic Gender gap index in Japan 2023, by category
  • Basic Statistic Gender gap index in for economic participation Japan 2023, by category
  • Premium Statistic Women business and the law index in Japan 2022, by indicator
  • Premium Statistic Gender pay gap Japan 2013-2022, by income level
  • Premium Statistic Share of women on boards of the largest publicly listed companies Japan 2016-2022

Education

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  • Premium Statistic Number of male students Japan 2021, by institution type
  • Premium Statistic Number of female students Japan 2021, by institution type
  • Premium Statistic University and junior colleges enrollment rate Japan AY 1960-2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Ratio of female university students Japan 2014-2023
  • Premium Statistic Number of undergraduate university students Japan AY 2023, by major and gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of postgraduate students Japan AY 2023, by major and gender
  • Premium Statistic Ratio of new graduates entering employment Japan 2022 by institution type and gender

Employment

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  • Premium Statistic Labor force participation rate Japan 1973-2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Male employment rate Japan 2014-2023
  • Premium Statistic Female employment rate Japan 2014-2023
  • Premium Statistic Share of men among employed people Japan 2022, by occupation
  • Premium Statistic Share of women among employed people Japan 2022, by occupation
  • Premium Statistic Share of employees in non-permanent employment Japan 2003-2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Leading reasons for non-regular employment Japan 2022, by gender

Pay gap

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  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among full-time male workers Japan 2013-2022
  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among full-time female workers Japan 2013-2022
  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among full-time male workers Japan 2022, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among full-time female workers Japan 2022, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among male full-time workers Japan 2022, by industry
  • Premium Statistic Average wages per month among female full-time workers Japan 2022, by industry

Politics

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  • Premium Statistic Share of female leaders in politics Japan 2016-2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Number of cabinet members Japan 2022, by position and gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of members in the House of Councillors Japan 1998-2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of members of the House of Councillors Japan 2024, by party and gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of members in the House of Representatives Japan 1996-2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of members of the House of Representatives Japan 2023, by party and gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of executives of political parties Japan 2022, by organization and gender

Family

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  • Premium Statistic Mean age of marriage Japan 1955-2021, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Number of dual income households Japan 2014-2023
  • Premium Statistic Parental leave acquisition rate Japan 1996-2022, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Time allocation on workdays in Japan 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Time spent on housework compared to before the pandemic in Japan 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Opinion on selective dual surname system for married couples in Japan 2022, by gender

Public opinion

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  • Premium Statistic Most common gender role attitudes among men in Japan 2022
  • Premium Statistic Most common gender role attitudes among women in Japan 2022
  • Premium Statistic Sense of gender equality between men and women in Japan 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Opinion on traditional gender roles regarding labor in Japan 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Opinion on women working in Japan 2023, by gender
  • Premium Statistic View on whether domestic labor interferes with women's careers in Japan 2023

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